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Postdoctoral Research Associate-Cheng Laboratory

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents: 1) A current curriculum vitae 2) A cover letter addressing your professional goals 3) Contact information for three (3) professional references. The screening of application materials will begin on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate-Cheng Laboratory
Position Number 79003
College/Area College of Pharmacy
Hiring Unit Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cheng Laboratory
Department Link

WSU College of Pharmacy 

Work Location Spokane
Zip Code 99210
Summary of Duties

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Zhaokang Cheng at Washington State University Spokane.The major focus of our research program is on novel mechanisms of cell death (apoptosis, necrosis, and autophagy-associated cell death) in heart diseases such as myocardial infarction and anthracycline cardiomyopathy. The successful candidate will work closely with the principal investigator, as well as other fellows and students in a highly collaborative environment. Job duties include designing and carrying out experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, writing manuscripts for publication, and training graduate and undergraduate students. More information on our current research interests can be found here: http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/facultystaff/bios/cheng.z.html

Additional Information

Benefits

Competitive benefits available! hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Washington State University

Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University. For more information, please visit wsu.edu.

The College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy is located on Washington State University’s Health Sciences campus in Spokane. The College occupies several buildings of the campus including in the new Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building, a 125,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research and educational facility, which offers many collaborative research opportunities.

The WSU College of Pharmacy was founded in 1891, and has been accredited since 1912. We are a graduate and professional education college. Our main degree programs include the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD).

The College relocated from Pullman to the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane in December 2013, but has been heavily involved in the Spokane health care community since the 1970s through our internships, experiential rotations, and pharmacy residency programs. We currently have over 500 student pharmacists and graduate students, and about 2,950 alumni. As of 2015, the WSU College of Pharmacy is ranked 36th out of 100 pharmacy schools in the country for extramural funding by the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP).

The ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program prepares pharmacists to provide patient care in multiple health care settings. The Pharm.D. program is offered at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, and at an extension location in Yakima on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus. The program emphasizes patient-centered care, drug therapy and disease state management, and interprofessional health team collaboration.

The Ph.D. program prepares pharmaceutical researchers dedicated to the promotion of human health and wellness to excel in a career path of their choice such as academia, industry, health care, or private institutions.

For more information about the College of Pharmacy, please visit www.pharmacy.wsu.edu.

Anticipated Start Date 10/01/2017
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a recent PhD, MD or equivalent degree, and proven skills and training in cardiovascular biology and pathophysiology.

Candidates are expected to be self-motivated, work independently, and have strong oral/written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Technical skills in mouse myocardial ischemia/reperfusion surgery and molecular cloning are highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will have experiences in mouse echocardiography, primary cardiomyocyte isolation, cell culture and transfection, reporter assays, DNA/RNA extraction, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, immunoprecipitation, site-directed mutagenesis, and real time PCR.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 07/19/2017
Screening Begin Date 08/15/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents:

1) A current curriculum vitae

2) A cover letter addressing your professional goals

3) Contact information for three (3) professional references.

The screening of application materials will begin on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Posting Number 20152279F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents